The Daffodil Day Luncheon is over. You can still make a donation to Daffodils4Detroit.
​Your gift of $25 will plant 125 daffodils.
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Mail to: Pat Brown, 31616 Lexington St., Warren, MI 48092.
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​Special Note from Robin Heller: You can make a Daffodil Difference! 

Please consider one of these levels for yourself, for your branch, for businesses you patronize,
​or for a shared gift from members of your family or a group of friends. Thank you for your continuing support.
​Donors, to assure you receive full recognition for your donation, please mail checks or make an on-line donation by March 25, 2022.

The April 20, 2022 Daffodil Day Luncheon was sold out!

2022 Daffodils4Detroit Donors

Double Golden

Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Inc.

Golden Long

Cindy Chelovich
Claudia Scioly
William & Mary Schwark
Seminole Arts Incubator, Detroit, in memory of Scott Koué

Trumpeter

Grosse Pointe Farm & Garden Club
Robin & Bill Heller
John Savage
Mead Lexus of Lakeside

Dutch Master

Patricia Brown
Janice Ellison
Junior League Gardeners
Roberta Polk
Lenore Treba
Bliss Clark
Gryphon Beads
Moonglow Garden Club
Lynn Stinson
Troy Garden Club
Marcia Courson
Joya Harris
Ann Nicholson
Trailwood Garden Club

Memorial Donations

Warren Garden Club: in memory of Susan Chambers
Cecily O’Connor: in memory of Jim O’Connor & Scott Koué
Cecily O’Connor: in honor of Julie Beals (2020-22) & Bobbi Polk 2022-24)
Lynn Stinson: in memory of Arlene and Addison H. Brown III,
Mrs. Kena Corbett, Dr. John Dorsey, Ned & Dee Heinzerling,
Mrs. Claudia James & Mrs. Jayne Sutton

In Kind Donations

Table decorations created and sponsored by the following Michigan Division Farm & Garden Branches:

Clarkston Farm & Garden, County Downs, Country Garden Club of Northville, Franklin, Grosse Pointe Farm & Garden Club, Milford,
Moonglow, Port Huron, Rochester, Trailwood, Troy Garden Club, & Warren.

Breath of Spring Florist: in memory of Susan Chambers
Seminole Arts Incubator Detroit – Daffodil installation

​2022 Daffodils4Detroit Committee

Member-at-Large
Claudia Scioly, Founder
Sheila Kneeshaw

 Bloomfield Hills Branch
Cecily O’Connor, Visionary

 

 

Troy Branch Branch
Lenore Treba
Mary Schwark

Warren Branch
Patricia Brown

City of Detroit
Barry Burton

 Northville Branch
Suemarie Klimek

Indian Village Branch
Kathleen Krasity
Aislinn Scofield

Belle Isle Conservancy
Janice Ellison

Grosse Pointe Farm & Garden Branch
Robin Heller, Committee Chair

Country Garden Club Of Northville
Jo Sillanpaa

 

2021 Daffodils4Detroit E-Tour: Daffodils on Belle Isle & in Detroit

Covid caused the 2020 Daffodils4Detroit luncheon to be canceled. In 2021, it remained unwise to hold a large gathering. Daffodils4Detroit adapted to the times.  In April of 2021, Barry Burton, “green man” of landscape design for the City of Detroit, took us on-line for a Zoom Tour, tickets were sold for $25 each. The 2021 “Daffodils: Belle Isle & Detroit E-Tour” allowed us to see how much beauty Daffodils4Detroit has helped create. Artist Laurie Tennent created a “Belle Isle” collection in her on-line gallery and donated a generous part of her sales that spring. The Daffodil Shop, on-line, sold Daffodil Day tiles and notecards as well. All profits went to support Daffodils4Detroit. A special addition to the E-Tour came from Rachel Lutz’s, owner of the Peacock Room. She staged a entertaining live Zoom auction. A generous portion of her sales were donated to Daffodils4Detroit. Many daffodil lovers stepped up and made donations. Daffodils4Detroit was able to continue its work of spreading beauty and hope. Special thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible including Barry Burton, Robin Heller, Aislinn Scofield, Rachel Lutz, Laurie Tennent,  and many others.

​Condensed History and Chronology of the Daffodils4Detroit Project

By Robin Heller

​October 13, 2009 — Lyndon Miller speaks at a luncheon at the Detroit Yacht Club about the Daffodil Project in Manhattan. The luncheon was organized by Cecily O’Connor, Bloomfield Hills Branch (tickets $85 & $125 for daffodil patrons)

April 27, 2010 — First Daffodil Luncheon organized at the DYC by Claudia Scioly, Ann Arbor branch (tickets $25 WNFGA members, $35 guests)

2012  Luncheon Notables — (a) Aislinn Scofield creates the signature image/notecard using the Lady Bird Johnson quote, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” The notecard was distributed as a luncheon favor. (b) Daffodil Project announces the vision of celebrating each life in the Detroit region by planting 4,000,000 bulbs.

2012 — Michigan Division Council Meeting — Michigan Division approves Daffodil Project as a Division project beginning in 2013.
2017  Luncheon Notables — (a) Introduction of Daffodils4Detroit name and planting expansion from Belle Isle into Detroit (b) City of Detroit proclamation —envisioned and shepherded through the process by Michigan Division member and former president Sheila Kneeshaw— that the third Wednesday in April would Daffodils4Detroit Day (c) D4D receives Spirit of Detroit award from the City of Detroit.

September 2017 — D4D receives the President’s Award, Keep Michigan Beautiful’s hightest award.

April 25, 2018 — City of Detroit announces goal to plant 1,000,0000 daffodils in the city by 2020.

Fall 2018 — D4D reaches goal of 650,000 bulbs planted on Belle Isle, representing one bulbs for each City of Detroit resident.

2019 — 10th annual Daffodil Day Luncheon

2020 — In-person luncheon cancelled due to the pandemic; donations were accepted.

2021 — Committee hold VIRTUAL Daffodil Day due to pandemic, donations were accepted.